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  Week of October 21st - October 27th,  2011

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Quaddafi

        There are two events taking place suggesting a larger shift in consciousness currently. First of all, we have Libya wherein a populace army, aided by NATO airpower, has brought Moammar al-Quaddafi and his 40 year reign to an end. The seeds planted through the African Spring continue to bear fruit.

        The other news event is the protests and attention being drawn to the inequalities of Wall Street between the financial haves and have-nots. Now that the communications link is being established amongst the people, the government (and its media filtration systems) are being taken out of the loop. Folks are discovering they have a few ideas of their own, and that they're not alone.

        Many astrologers long ago speculated about what the Grand Cardinal Cross earlier this year would be. As part of this alignment, Uranus entered Aries and signaled a revolutionary new beginning in what turned out to be the Arab Spring.

Planets in Libra

Saturn, Mars, Neptune and the Moon
all in Libra in Libya's natal map

        In failing to determine Quaddafi's birth, we can turn to the nation of Libya's chart itself, born on the 24th of December, 1951. According to Doris Chase Doane's work, the nation came into existence at midnight, as the hour designated by the Allied Powers for independence after WWII.

        Given this information, Libya has four planets in Libra, led by Saturn. The rules have been strict, and they are backed by a serious administration. Libya has a compulsory educational program in an effort to raise its literacy rate. Saturn conjuncting Mars has make life difficult for the people of Libya, and they have had to bear repressive restrictions since the Reagan years and their war with Chad, isolating them from the international business community (Saturn, Mars, Neptune conjunction). They have long been a social outcast. But with the Moon at 29 degrees of Libra, we had a nation with a Void of Course Moon going nowhere.

        The Occupy Wall Street movement is also part of the in-coming Aquarian energy, saying, wait a minute, this doesn't make sense. Dollars for the rich maybe, but no sense.

        Truly born 'of the people' these are two of the many tributaries that are beginning to swell in the streams of Aquarius and the Arab Spring. This is right from their WEBSite (occupywallstreet.org):

Occupy Wall St protests

The peaceful protests

        "Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%. We are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants."

        In other words, We Are the People.

        This is but one measure of what the Aquarian Age is all about. People coming together under peaceful protest, in an effort to make a difference in the quality of our lives. We are learning to use our minds (the AIR component of the incoming Age) to figure out alternative ways.

        Pulling the plug on Wall Street is great.

        The real question is,

        What do we put in its place?


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